Automated MediaWiki to WordPress Migration Plugin: How It Works


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In case you are interested in the possibility to perform MediaWiki to WordPress migration, then this presentation will show you how to do that in the right way. Now you have the opportunity to use the WordPress plugin to make the switch. With CMS2CMS service the migration will be fully automated and accurate so that you don't have to worry about losing any part of your content and you don't need the additional coding knowledge. More information on this subject you can find here:

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Automated MediaWiki to WordPress Migration Plugin: How It Works

  1. 1. Automated MediaWiki to WordPress Migration Plugin: How It Works
  2. 2. How to Switch from MediaWiki to WordPress?
  3. 3. How to Migrate from MediaWiki to WordPress? Migrate your website content from MediaWiki to WordPress easily and automatedly in just a few simple steps.
  4. 4. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your MediaWiki website 2. Install WordPress 3. Set up custom URL structure for WP 4. Find FTP access details for WordPress. Find more info in this article
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 1. Download the plugin • Go to and download the plugin.
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 2. Install Plugin • Go to WP admin panel -> Plugins -> Add New • Find “CMS2CMS Automated MediaWiki to WordPress Migration” • Press “Install Now” Button
  7. 7. Migration Setup Step 3. Register an account • Register your CMS2CMS account
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 4. Specify the URL • Specify the MediaWiki website URL into the corresponding field • After that press “Continue”
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 5. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. You’ll be redirected to CMS2CMS website in order to complete your migration 2. Select your Current and New CMS types 3. Type in the URLs of your MediaWiki and WordPress websites
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 6. Connect your WordPress website 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip
  11. 11. Migration Setup Step 7. Select Migration preferences Check the boxes to activate the following migration options: • Migrate Media - to have images moved • Make URLs SEO friendly to have internal links formed according to the rewrite rules on WordPress
  12. 12. Migration Setup Step 8. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away.
  13. 13. Migration Setup Step 9. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new WordPress site. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your MediaWiki website content will be moved to WordPress. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new WordPress website!
  14. 14. What to Do After Migration? 1. Set appearance & description When you migrate, your WordPress website has the default theme installed (currently, it’s Twenty Twelve). To personalize it, set up the suitable theme and template for your website. Don’t forget about the tagline - by default, it says “Just another WordPress blog". To change the tagline, go to Settings -> General in WordPress dashboard. 2. Add functionality Install the necessary plugins, like SEO, backup, security etc. You can access WordPress plugin directory right from your dashboard. Go to Plugins ->Add New. Use search function or browse by tag to find the needed plugin 3. Take care of SEO set up 301 permanent redirects monitor your site for 404 errors and fix them create Google Webmaster Tools account for the new site generate and submit to Google your new XML sitemap. Click here for more info 4. Test your new site Make sure all the functions are working properly, pages and posts are displayed correctly and all forms (registration, contact, login etc function well). • • • •
  15. 15. Enjoy Your Brand New WordPress Website! Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!